The 10th generation auditions for Morning Musume titled Morning Musume 10ki Member ~Genki Jirushi~ Audition has been announced.
I have to say that I was really shocked by the news since I didn’t expect any auditions so soon with the 9ki members added only a few month ago, and to see the announcement made so soon to add new members is very strange and many speculations about other graduations are being made.
The official website opened for the audition has some information about the qualifications necessary to enter the audition, and it seems that they are looking to add 2 girls from 10 to 17 years old into the group, just like the requirements for the previous audition, and the description sais something between the lines of “looking for girls with positive personalities and confidence to boost Japan’s mood”.
With this announcement made, I start to wonder what the real purpose of the audition is since 4 girls have already been added to Morning Musume whom 2 are 12 year-olds, so many speculations can be made, but I clear out the possibility of another graduation since it would have been announced sooner, and with the news, we will get to see the young Kyuukies being senpais to the newly-added members to come.
Although the audition process will take place before the summer concert tour, the members won’t be officially added into Momusu until Ai-chan’s graduation which still gives a chance for the current line-up to do many activities together, and even though this audition will be the main concern of everyone, I hope that the Kyuukie won’t be overshadowed by the news because of the fast announcement.
I’m looking forward to seeing the process of the audition take place and hopefully in a few weeks we’ll start to get some information about the applicants, the potential winners and such (information will probably be shown through the new show Hello!Pro Time like Bijou Gaku did for the Kyuukies), and if UFA keeps up with the pattern of having 1 audition per year like in the early Momusu days, many fans should be happy since the group would enlarge and have many members like they did before.
The application”s deadline is 6/13.